Originally posted by SteveYoung:
Looking at the roster it is easy to see what our needs are. I think Glen Dorsey will be used as a DE to spell McDonald and Smith on running downs to keep them fresh on passing downs. I don't see him as a NT unless it's a few snaps a game. I think we take a NT high. We can choose to trade up to 22-24 to get Sylvester Williams or we can take Jesse Williams or John Jenkins later on. I prefer Jesse Williams. He is a perfect 1 gap NT who is as strong as a bull. Plus, he gives 110% effort and can move for a big man. I think he is a HUGE upgrade on Sopoaga and can be a plug and play player.
As for our secondary: I think what we want to do is play with press coverage on the outside, with a floating FS and a prototypical in the box SS. We do not want teams to run the ball so I think Whitner still has value to this team as a true in the box safety. We just need to protect him in coverage. I think Culliver makes the move to FS. He can be a Devin McCouty type centerfielder for us.
If we want to talk about trading up for the BPA then we will wait and see how far Star Lotulelei falls. If he falls to the 12-14 range, I think we make a move to get him because the value will be there. I doubt Star falls to that range so Xavier Rhodes is a guy I would target and is a guy who can come in and start from day 1 and fit our system perfectly. 31 and 34 and maybe our Tarell Brown should be enough to move up to 12 to get Rhodes. The only way we make this move is if we feel that Culliver is our FS. Cosell recently said that he knows for a fact that the teams thinks they can upgrade on Tarell Brown. I think he may be the odd man. It would be between him and Rogers but I think Rogers offers more and is more versatile.
And we need a TE2. There are quite a few nice prospects but I think we move up to get the best blocker available and a very good receiving TE in Kelce. Much like Vernon Davis, Kelce has some maturity issues but both guys learned from their mistakes and are better because of them.
*Trade (1) #31, (1) #34 and Tarell Brown to Miami for the 12th overall
*Trade (2) #61, (3) #94 to San Diego for the 45th overall
*Trade (3) #74 and (4) #128 to Jacksonville for the 64th overall
*Trade (5) #157, (6) #173 and (6) #180 to Pittsburg for the 115th overall
So..... you have us trading a 2nd and a 3rd to move 11 spots backwards from a spot where we just traded?
Then a 3rd and 4th to move back 3 spots from where we just traded.
Then you want to trade a 5th, and 2 6th's to move forward 13 spots from what we just traded.
My point is...... you say quality over quantity but you have us moving right back to where we just came from. Thus saying we are trading quality and terrell brown for quality. Not quanity for quality.
While yes I understand you have us getting xavier rhodes. your scenario has Xavier costing us essentially terrell brown, #31, #74, #94. Because you basically keep chasing what we just gave away.
I will go on record and say that xavier rhodes will not be better than those 4 players combbined.